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Seasonal Splendor

There’s no better time than the holidays to visit The Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. Fully dressed up in seasonal finery, this grand home is the closest thing America has to a castle. more »

Nov 17, 2014 12:17 PM events/parties

CLEP: Pass the Test Get College Credits

Even though the College Level Examination Program, better known as “CLEP,” isn’t a mandatory exam like the ACT or SAT, it’s still considered a highly important test that can prove beneficial to a student’s future. more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:18 AM admissions

5 Ways to Share the Joy

Christmas is a joyous time, filled with festive celebrations and so many reasons to count our blessings. But for some families, the holidays can be difficult. While it’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday frenzy, help your family focus on the true more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:14 AM events/parties

Alabama's 529: Reaping Tax Benefits While Saving for College

Few investments allow parents to save for their teen’s college expenses while at the same time securing special tax advantages. But with Alabama’s CollegeCounts 529 plan, they can do just that. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:28 PM financial aid

Score With Service

Have a teen who gives back to the community? Want to learn how volunteering can help maximize your teen’s chances of earning scholarships? Carl Collins, Enrollment Director of Troy University at Montgomery, gave us a few insider tips on what some sch more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:56 PM financial aid

Tailgate Must Haves

Down, set, hut, hut! Football season is officially here, which means that tailgating all day and watching football all night is back to being the norm! Make sure you’ve got these MVP items when suiting up for your next tailgate with family and frien more »

Sep 25, 2014 3:56 PM

Tailgating Traditions

College football means tailgating, and schools across Alabama and the South take the practice pretty seriously. It has evolved from its original incarnation (hanging out around an open pick-up bed) into full-fledged parties. And while every school an more »

Sep 19, 2014 11:59 AM the college view

Finding the Right Path

Learn how the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test can benefit your student by identifying where they excel, where they need work and what their interests are. more »

Sep 19, 2014 10:59 AM jobs/careers

The Impact of Pact: Update

As you may know, the option to opt into the Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) program has been closed since 2009 due to its near collapse following the economic recession of 2008. That, in addition to the steady increase in tuition ra more »

Sep 16, 2014 2:50 PM money matters

  • Brooke Glassford

    Due to her mother’s influence at a young age, Brooke always felt passionate about photography, which ultimately led to her current career as the principal photographer of Colorbox Photographers. “I was always the girl with camera in hand during high more »

    Nov 18, 2014 What I Know Now

  • WIKN: Christopher Gray

    Earning any amount of scholarship money is a cause for celebration, but what if you earned multiple scholarships? What would you do? Christopher Gray, who earned more than $13 million in scholarships, decided to share his secrets with others, startin more »

    Sep 16, 2014 What I Know Now

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